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Offline suds

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Moxon in a MFT Table
« on: March 10, 2018, 10:31 PM »
I have a Moxon Vise attached to my Walko table and for quite some time it was attached to one of my MFT tables and it was very handy.  Once I removed it from the MFT table I missed the convenience but it was clamped to the top of the table and seemed to always be in the way.
I decided I wanted another Moxon Vise in my MFT but mounted offf the rail. I was able to accomplish it today by utilizing MFT table connectors attached to the jaw and then sliding it into the channel on the side of the MFT.   A picture should give you an idea of how simple it really is. [

The four Allen head bolts are attached to the table connector. I will be adding a L bracket to attach to the top rail as added support. More pictures tomorrow. This was a pretty simple project and will give me a second Moxon Vise to be used with the MFT.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 10:35 PM by suds »
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Offline suds

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Re: Moxon in a MFT Table
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 11:10 AM »
Pictures show the two table attachment bracket, L aluminum that attaches to the top channel on MFT and attached to MFT.  I’m making this Moxon much smaller and with lighter wood for use off my MFT table.
MFT's, Kapex, TS 55, Vac, 150 Rotrex, 300 Trion, Domino

Offline live4ever

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Re: Moxon in a MFT Table
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 01:12 PM »
Good stuff!  I'll be doing this soon and will probably borrow your approach.  It looks like the L profile in place of the usual wedge is a good way to provide additional clamping of the vise to the MFT profile.
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline suds

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Re: Moxon in a MFT Table
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 02:29 PM »
The L channel adds a little stability but the table connector really snugged everything down. There’s very little slop and when the table connector is tightened just a little there is no movement at all. Pretty simple project. I was worried about the weight off the MFT channel but since I’m using much lighter wood it is not a factor. I used 2” Oak on my other Moxon and it was way overkill and heavy.
MFT's, Kapex, TS 55, Vac, 150 Rotrex, 300 Trion, Domino

Offline neilc

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Re: Moxon in a MFT Table
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 08:10 PM »
That's a great idea!  Thanks for the inspiration!

Offline suds

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Re: Moxon in a MFT Table
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 08:50 PM »
I’m going to experiment with different boards for the outer jaw. I learned the hard way to do the outer jaw last in order to make sure it lines up height wise to the stationary jaw.  To keep the weight down I had some redwood left over so that’s my first movable jaw. Not sure how it will do
As far as stability and strength but I’ll soon find out.
MFT's, Kapex, TS 55, Vac, 150 Rotrex, 300 Trion, Domino